Buying a Computer
Trends in the computing industry and issues to consider before purchasing a new computer or upgrading your current system.
Analyzing, selecting and trading exchange-traded funds
Using investor sentiment to indentify tops and bottoms in the market.
Market Breadth & Timing
Market breadth and momentum indicators to gauge the market's overall direction.
Mutual Fund Screening & Analysis
Screening for and analyzing mutual funds.
Online Discount Brokers
In-depth reviews of online discount brokers and their tools, features and flaws.
Constructing a portfolio of investments and the issues involved, including risk management.
In-depth reviews of some of the most popular investment-related software.
Stock Screening & Analysis
Using quantitative stock screening filters to identify possible investment and analyzing individual stocks.
Determining the "true worth" of a company.
Technical Analysis & Charting
Using technical indicators and charts to help time your buy and sell decisions.
Using computerized tools and resources to prepare and file your personal income taxes.
Every year we are confronted with the inevitable—filing taxes. In the (seemingly) distant past, we hired a tax specialist to take care of this unpleasant task, or we set out to do it on our own, filling out each form by hand and mailing our return to the IRS before April 15. With the advent of computers, the Internet and a do-it-yourself attitude, our options for filing taxes have changed.
Many will still let tax professionals do the brunt of the tax work this year, but more and more people will file taxes themselves with the help of various on-line and software products. The most widely used are H&R Block’s TaxCut and TurboTax by Intuit. Each offers a variety of versions for different taxpayers with various investment, income and tax situations. The step-by-step format of these programs makes it simple for individuals to complete and file taxes, even those with more complex tax circumstances.
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